Clients Are No Longer Motivated
to Save Estate Tax, But
They Are Very Motivated
to Save Capital Gains Tax!

(Are you ready to respond with
all the most sophisticated planning strategies?)

For many taxpayers, capital gains taxes have jumped substantially under ATRA.  When you account for the combined impact of the Net Investment Income Surtax, the phase-out of itemized deductions, as well as state income taxes, capital gains tax rates have gone up from 15% to as much as 25% or more!

When you also consider that many capital gains - - such as occur upon the sale of real estate, a business or appreciated portfolio holdings - - can be six figures or more, the additional taxes paid can be huge!  (Unless you come to your client or prospect’s rescue.)

There’s a lot more to capital gains tax planning than merely selecting high basis assets for sale or offsetting capital losses.  There are numerous other, sophisticated strategies you need to know - - before your client hears them from another advisor!

Join nationally renowned experts Robert Keebler, CPA, MST, AEP and Bruce Givner, Tax Attorney for a special 90-minute program entitled, “Sophisticated Capital Gains Tax Strategies - - Risks and Rewards”.  On this call, they will address:

  • What’s the right selling discussion: Should the client sell now and defer capital gains taxes? Pay the taxes? Or should the client hold onto the asset and get heirs a step-up in basis at death?
  • When can installment sales be useful and not? (Don’t overlook the required interest charge or large notes requirement!)
  • Can tax deferral be achieved by selling to a trust for children? (If so, are there any special limitations?)
  • What about using a sale to a “friendly” third party? (Will the economic substance rule apply?)
  • Do 1031 exchanges still make sense and when?
  • How about charitable trusts? (Can you avoid the often occurring assignment of income problem?)
  • And what’s all the rage about the highly marketed “Deferred Sales Trust”? (Does it work and at what risk?)
  • Program Title: Sophisticated Capital Gains Strategies – – Risks and Rewards
  • Speaker:
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Robert S. Keebler

CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA
Robert S. Keebler

Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA is a partner with Keebler & Associates, LLP and is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Accredited Estate Planners (Distinguished) award from the National Association of Estate Planning Counsels. He has been named by CPA Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Practitioners in the United States and one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession. Mr. Keebler is the past Editor-in-Chief of CCH’s magazine, Journal of Retirement Planning, and a member of CCH’s Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board. His practice includes family wealth transfer and preservation planning, charitable giving, retirement distribution planning, and estate administration. Mr. Keebler frequently represents clients before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the private letter ruling process and in estate, gift and income tax examinations and appeals.

In the past 20 years, he has received over 150 favorable private letter rulings including several key rulings of “first impression.” Mr. Keebler is nationally recognized as an expert in estate and retirement planning and works collaboratively with other experts on academic reviews and papers, and client matters. Mr. Keebler is the author of over 75 articles and columns and editor, author, or co-author of many books and treatises on wealth transfer and taxation, including the Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA treatise Esperti, Peterson and Keebler/Irrevocable Trusts: Analysis with Forms.

Mr. Keebler is a member of the editorial board of the Society of Financial Service Professionals “Keeping Current” series. He is a featured columnist for CCH’s Taxes Magazine – “Family Tax Planning Forum,” Steve Leimberg’s “News of the Week Newsletter” and the Bureau of National Affairs Tax Division. Bob also had his article “Is That Your ‘Final’ Answer?” published in Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. Bob frequently is quoted in national publications such as New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Barrons, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Financial Advisor, Forbes, Kiplinger, Lawyer’s Weekly, On Wall Street, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Wealth Manager and Worth in addition to many local and regional newspapers.

He is a frequent speaker for legal, accounting, insurance and financial planning groups throughout the United States at seminars and conferences on advanced IRA distribution strategies, estate planning and trust administration topics including the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning, Personal Financial Planning Conference and Tax Strategies for the High Income Individual Conference.

Mr. Keebler graduated (cum laude) from Lakeland College with a degree in Accountancy and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a Masters in Taxation. Before practicing in Northeastern Wisconsin, he practiced with Price Waterhouse where he concentrated in taxation.


The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc. and the presenter are not registered Continuing Education Sponsors and this program is not pre-approved for continuing education credit for any state or regulatory agency.

However, please note that each program includes a Certificate of Completion and, depending on the license and the regulatory agency for which governs a participant’s CE credit, some professionals may be able to self-report his or her participation and receive credit. It is the responsibility of the participant to complete any process necessary to seek self-reported CE credit for his or her participation. By registering for a teleconference (or purchasing on On-Demand program), you understand that CE credit is not guaranteed or warranted by the presenter or The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.

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